Freedom of Information
This website is maintained by WRC Social and Economic Consultants on behalf of the Managing Authority for the EGF in Ireland. The Managing Authority for the EGF in Ireland is located in the Department of Education and Skills.
The Freedom of Information Act 1997, effective from21 April 1998, establishes statutory rights:
- a right for each person to access information held by public bodies;
- a right for each person to have official information relating to him/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading; and,
- a right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting him/herself.
The Department of Education’s Freedom of Information Section 15 Manual is a guide to the functions and records of the Department of Education and Skills. It outlines the functions of individual sections of the Department as well as the types of records held, ways in which the functions and services are provided to the public, and a listing of any publications issued.
The Freedom of Information Section 16 Manual gives details of the rules and practices of the Department of Education and Skills. It outlines the various rules, guidelines and precedents that individual sections use in making decisions.